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PRESS RELEASE: U.S. Department of Justice Takes Landmark Action Against Poultry Companies for Deceptive Grower Payment Practices

Food Integrity Campaign | July 25, 2022

FIC and its coalition partners praise USDA for taking on the tournament system and the pervasive culture of retaliation in poultry farming. The following press release was published by the Campaign for Contract Agriculture Reform (CCAR). FIC is a member of CCAR.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE U.S. Department of Justice Takes Landmark Action Against Poultry […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Leading Whistleblower Protection Experts, Farmers, and Slaughter Plant Whistleblowers Available to Speak about Biden-Harris Food Supply Chain Announcement

Food Integrity Campaign | May 26, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 26, 2022  Leading Whistleblower Protection Experts, Farmers, and Slaughter Plant Whistleblowers Available to Speak about Biden-Harris Food Supply Chain Announcement WASHINGTON—Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign experts and whistleblowers are available to speak about the Biden-Harris Administration announcement to strengthen food supply chains, level the playing field for growers, and lower […]

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Halls of Congress

Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers   

Food Integrity Campaign | January 20, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday January 20, 2022 Press Release: Farmer Whistleblower Testifies before Congress about the Impacts of Corporate Concentration on America’s Chicken Farmers WASHINGTON – Farmer whistleblower and Government Accountability Project client Trina McClendon testified this week before the US House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, on “Reviving […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Legal Petition Challenges EPA Inaction on Factory Farm Air Pollution

Food Integrity Campaign | October 26, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 26, 2021 Groups call for end to decades-long amnesty for factory farm polluters Washington — As President Biden continues to promise that his administration will address the climate crisis and protect the air we breathe from industrial polluters, Food Integrity Campaign along with 23 other advocacy organizations demand that Biden’s EPA […]

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Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Applauds Administration’s Bold Effort to Protect Nation’s Farmers and Ranchers from Retaliation

Food Integrity Campaign | July 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2021 Food Integrity Campaign Applauds Administration’s Bold Effort to Protect Nation’s Farmers and Ranchers from Retaliation New Video Showcases Contributions of Agriculture Whistleblowers WASHINGTON – Food Integrity Campaign (FIC) commends the White House on acting in response to decades of outcry from farmer whistleblowers and advocates regarding retaliation and deceptive, abusive practices in […]

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Press Advisory: Meat Inspector Speaks Out Against Unsafe COVID-19 Plant Conditions

FIC Staff | November 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2020   Meat Inspector Speaks Out Against Unsafe COVID-19 Plant Conditions WASHINGTON — Since the beginning of the pandemic, Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign has closely followed the impact of COVID-19 in meat plants. Now, a whistleblower who once worked at the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa is […]

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Press Release: Pilgrim’s Pride Admits to Colluding to Suppress Competition in the Chicken Industry

FIC Staff | October 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 14, 2020 Pilgrim’s Pride Admits to Colluding to Suppress Competition in the Chicken Industry  The guilty plea signifies a tremendous win for advocates of a more just food system. WASHINGTON—In a major win for advocates fighting corporate concentration, on October 13 Pilgrim’s Pride became the first major corporation in a broad […]

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House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending

FIC Staff | June 16, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2020 House and Senate Propose Best Practice Whistleblower Rights for COVID Spending WASHINGTON – Today Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) and nine other Senators, as well as Representatives Jackie Speier (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD), introduced the COVID 19 Whistleblower Protection Act, legislation which would protect whistleblowing employees of businesses or contractors […]

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Press Release: Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures 

FIC Staff | May 8, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  May 8, 2020  Food Integrity Campaign Petition to Protect Meat Inspectors During COVID-19 Garners Thousands of Signatures  Petition Launch Follows Thousands of COVID-19 cases in Meat Industry   WASHINGTON – This week, the Government Accountability Project’s Food Integrity Campaign launched a petition to expand and strengthen protections for essential workers employed within the meat industry. Meat industry […]

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Press Advisory: USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System

FIC Staff | December 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 16, 2019 USDA Meat Inspectors Blow the Whistle on Dangerous New Hog Inspection System NBC’s Morning Joe features two Food Integrity Campaign clients who reveal food safety threats from USDA’s “modernization” of hog inspection WASHINGTON — Today, two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspectors represented by Government Accountability Project, […]

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